Kinetic Power Technologies for the Dismounted Warrior

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-6076
Agency Tracking Number: F093-023-0289
Amount: $99,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-023
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremiah Slade
 Business Area Mgr., FP&HP
 (781) 890-1338
 jslade@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Mattox
Title: Director, Finance & Contracts
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
U.S. troops are increasingly being equipped with advanced electronics equipment and communications systems that significantly enhance their operational capabilities. Unfortunately, the energy needed to power this equipment has forced the Warfighter to carry more batteries to accommodate the increasing use of electronic assets. IST proposes to use EAPs to tap into the excess kinetic energy generated during movement to produce electrical energy. The Phase I program will result in a proof-mass prototype that will be wearable by the soldier. The prototype will consist of energy harvesting units, the BA-5590 battery and a power conversion circuit. The Phase II will result in the integration of multiple energy harvesting units in the soldier''s uniform. BENEFIT: The proposed energy harvesting system will allow for a lightened load for a soldier by decreasing the number of batteries that need to be carried. It will also prolong the time of missions by allowing a soldier''s equipment to function longer. The harvesting system can also be used for personal electronics of civilians such as cell phones and laptops.

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